Harvey Gifford to join C&W's shopping centre investment team
17 Nov, 2007, London
Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has appointed Harvey Gifford as an partner in the firm’s UK shopping centre investment team. Harvey moves to Cushman & Wakefield from DTZ having previously been a partner at Donaldsons.
Harvey Gifford will take over from Graham Palser who will be retiring from the Partnership following 31 years of service at the end of the year. Graham joined the firm in 1977 and began his career in the investment team. He was a founding member of the UK shopping centre investment team and together with David Erwin has been instrumental in growing the business significantly over the past 15 years.
To date this year, Cushman & Wakefield’s UK shopping centre investment team has advised on circa. £1 billion worth of transactions totalling some 3,200,000 sq ft. Key transactions have included advising GIC Real Estate on the acquisition of a 40% stake in the Metro Centre, Newcastle for £426 million and; acting for Land Securities on the disposal of its interest in Whitefriars Shopping Centres for £253 million.
David Erwin, partner and head of UK shopping centre investment said: “Graham has enjoyed a long and successful career at Cushman & Wakefield and we are extremely grateful for the huge contribution he has made towards the ongoing success of the firm and in particular our shopping centre investment team. He has become a doyen of the market and during his career has advised on almost every major shopping sentre development in the UK. We are sorry to see him retire and he will be greatly missed. ”
Harvey will join Cushman & Wakefield in the New Year. At Donaldsons he was responsible for shopping centre investment with a particular focus on funding, development and consultancy. He has extensive experience working with UK and overseas shopping centre investments and has advised on a range of high profile transactions.
David Erwin, continued: “Harvey will be a great asset within our UK shopping centre team. He will complement our existing strengths and enable us to build on our excellent track record in the sector. He brings with him a wealth of experience and his reputation in the market makes him an ideal successor to Graham.”
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Helen Basil, Press Office
Cushman & Wakefield
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Notes to Editors:
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